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. >> jerryry brown got the tax in california. >> jerry brown did something which he deserves credit. he was elected governor and he taxes will not raise unless i have the approval of e people of this date. -- of this state. to rescue the state's of california public school system, he went and said we need a tax increase. ofneed a tax increase billions. and they voted for ed. fort.ed i say hat's off to him and to californians for stepping up. >> legalizing marijuana nationwide? >> hats off also for the date theped up and said -- for joemarriage issue it to biden who stepped up and said was born at. -- supporting its. he brought barack obama into the picture. that set a tone fofor the president and the vice president of the united states to come out that way. oppositione the going the other way. >> five years ago, i do not think you would have thought 10 anrs it would be no longer wase because it generational. i think k that was pessimistic. i think in 10 years, we will even bepeaking of it. speaking of all the other initiatives, i must say,it was a rough night for secured of's be -- for
on means bringing in more than 40,000 workers from 49 out of 50 states. in california, the air force began airlifting more than 60 utility vehicles to new york aboard huge cargo planes. and these workers from alabama pitching in near hard-hit atlantic city. >> they understand the value that comes from being able to serve others. >> reporter: at its peak, more than 8 million customers had no electricity. it's half that number now, and a million more get their power back each day, better than after hurricane irene. on long island, we found this crew working 16-hour days, their own homes without electricity, repairing a downed line for powerless residents. >> i saw the truck down the street. i said, i hope they're coming my way. >> reporter: the crew was, and moments later, lights came on for the first time since monday. >> oh, yeah. >> yay! >> we just got our lights back. thank you, lord. >> reporter: these workers you see here, they are replacing a telephone pole, utility poles that were blown over by the storm. it is slow work. it takes about two hours to remove and replace each one of the
. >> work crews from all over the country are pouring into the areas hard hit by sandy. southern california, edison, packed up its equipment and hundreds of personnel for duty in new york and new jersey. >> if you can imagine the devastation that is in new york, what we are doing is they're asking us to send literally self-contained work groups. >> of course the need for utility crews is huge. about 6 million homes and businesses are still without power. and i love to hear about those -- not affected, coming in, and helping those that need the help. >> absolutely. >> so badly. >> you can't look at this and not feel, not get your heart strings pulled. you can't. something uplifting here. a great story in fact involving one of new york's famous steakhouses, old homestead in lower manhattan. instead of letting the steaks and good meat go bad because the power is out. they decided to sell it at cut rate prices. >> yes, they moved the kitchen out on to the sidewalk. and charged passer-byes, $10 for a steak that goes for $47 on the menu. >> ooh, that's a deal! >> dessert were offered at greatly r
a $23 million california lottery jackpot. lottery officials finally managed to track her down. and now, she's talking. you won't believe what she's planning to do with all that money. >> i have an idea for her. two words. taco canon. check this out. it's coming up later in the broadcast. it's a canon that works like a t-shirt gun, but slightly more delicious, as long as it survives being shot out of the canon part. >>> we're going to begin with the weather, and the cold in the east, making a challenging task of cleaning up after sandy all the more difficult. ginger zee is here. ginger? >> some of the cold we're seeing post-sandy is starting to settle in. i can tell you from experience, we were without power. it was really, really cold. and it's about to get colder. the windchill in philadelphia, 38. burlington, 36. this is going to get only worse as we go through the next couple of mornings. before we get there, we have to get through the afternoon. philadelphia will get to 50 for a high. back here, some rain/snow mix. it will be blustery for pretty much everyone. very fall-like. and j
, the other victims of hurricane sandy. dozens of orphans cats and dogs were flown to southern california. they were moved from the east coast shelters here to make room for more animals abandoned or stranded by the storm. there's hope the animals will still be reunited with their owners, but if not, also hope they'll find new hopes on the west coast. >>> and our person tonight, new jersey 2k3w06 nor chris christie. "snl" loves to spoof christie, but last night, they didn't have to. they got the real thing on "weekend update." he showed up wears that same fleece jacket he's had on. >> i'd like to give a special thanks to my wife, who put up a w a husband who smelled like wet fleece. >> you have been wearing that fleece a lot. >> oh, yeah, it's fused to my skin at this point. >> i have seening wearing suits. >> yeah, i wear them over the fleece. i'm going to die in this fleece. but that's okay. it's a good fleece. >> it is good. >> stop saying things i've already said. >> okay! >> the governor doing the job himself last night. sends your idea s for the "instant index" at or twe
is now out. there's no word on what caused it. >>> and the major highway connecting southern california and las vegas, has reopened after being closed monday because of the intense wildfire you see here, raging on both sides of interstate 15. crews battling to keep the flames away from nearby homes. they hope to have the fire contained by tonight. >>> finally, we want to say thank you to all of you who generously supported our day of giving for the victims of hurricane sandy monday. with your help, we raised nearly $16 million, as of early this morning. and you can still donate. won't you, please? call 1-800-help-now, or >>> and again, for a look at the weather, the nor'easter up the coast, here's sam. >> when we see nor'easters, if there's snow, there needs to be cold air in place. and there's plenty of cold air. let's show you the shots from killington, vermont, where the air was so cold, and windchills in the teens and 20s, they've started making some snow. bradford, 19. northern new york state, pennsylvania, teens and 20s for windchills. up comes the nor'easter. it pul
what the impact will be on the national figures in the race for president. california, washington, hawaii have gone for obama, idahoor romney. no big surprises there for people. as you see there with the big vote, the national vote here, mitt romney still showing up here at 2 percentage points ahead of barack obama. right now the eyes of the obama and romney campaigns are watching the fates of their campaigns and the future of the nation, all coming in as each return comes in. abc 7 is your election station tonight. senior political reporter is live at the obama campaign. he's in chicago. let's check in with him. >> we have a long and uncertain night but don't tell that to the cheerers here at obama head quarters in chicago. they are very upbeat as they watch the results come in. particularly when they have seen the numbers come in in pennsylvania, from wisconsin, from new hampshire. they believe that gives them a clear path. they also say senior staff that i talked to early tonight that they read the tea leaves yesterday when they saw mitt romney in ohio. they say that was, quote
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